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of yasser arafat. it will be exhumed on tuesday. it will be the last time to confirm poisoning as a cause of death. >> reporter: the main investigator for the palestinian authority announced the way that this investigation is going to be happening. what's going to happen is that this coming tuesday the investigators from france, russia as well as switzerland are going to open yasser araf arafat's grave. this will have big certificate remonth niall character. there's a religious ceremony. a military ceremony. and the same is happening when he is laid to rest again. the whole thing they say is all going to happen in one day so it won't take very long. what the palestinian authority has left open is how long the actual investigation of the sample is going to take. all of the samples are separately going to be taken to rue sharks france and switzerland to the labs there to be analyzed and it's unclear how long this analysis is going to take. however, if it does come to light that yasser arafat was poisoned with a radioactive substance that will cause massive emotional reactions here and alrea
, yasser arafat, died under mysterious circumstances years ago. we've heard speculation all along that israel may have poisoned him. now scientists have opened his grave to try to figure out whether somebody did poison him. and as it turns out, it's probably too late. the details ahead on this tuesday fox report cool, you found it. wow. nice place. ye. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat-rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. id for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and thislace, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings gotta go. [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can
tensions in the middle east. was palestinian leader yasser arafat poisoned to death? that's what a trio of international teams is looking to find out. arafat's body will be exhumed this week on tuesday eight years after he suddenly died. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following the investigation in ramallah in the west bank. >> the main investigator for the palestinian authority announced the way that this investigation is going to be happening. so what's going to happen is that this coming tuesday the investigators from france, russia, as well as switzerland, are going to open yasser arafat's grave. they are going to take samples from yasser arafat ebody, and then they are going to shut the grave as well. all of this will have big ceremonial character. there will be a religious ceremony when the grave is opened. there will be a military ceremony, and the same is going to be happening when yasser arafat is laid to rest again. the whole thing, they say, is all going to happen in one day, so it won't take very long, but what the palestinian authority has left open is how long the actual inves
experts took samples from the remains of yasser arafat today, hoping to determine once and for all if the late palestinian leader was poisoned. arafat died in 2004. his body was briefly exhumed today in ramallah, on the west bank. we have a report from john ray of independent television news. >> reporter: eight years after they buried him they sealed yasser arafat's tomb for a second time. a dignified ceremony. the palestinian's lost leader has not been allowed to rest peacefully. shielded by blue screens, scientists took samples from his body to try to clear up a near decade of conjecture on the spf theory that says that when a gravely ill arafat said farewell to his people he was dying from the poison administered by the agents of israel. >> the time has come to maybe try to find the proof of what has happened and to bring justice. i think he deserves and the palestinian people deserve it. >> reporter: to palestinians he was the ultimate fighter for freedom. to israelis, the face of terror. they cornered him first in lebanon and then to his west bankhead quarters. allowed at last
yasser arafat early this morning. as part of an effort to solve an eight-year-old mystery surrounding his sudden death. martin fletcher is live for us in> ramallah with the latest. martin, the great mystery here has to do with was he poisoned? i know this has been circulating. i guess what we're all concerned about here, what i'd be concerned about and i imagine you are, what if they find evidence that he was poisoned? then what? >> reporter: well, that's the request question, chuck. what exactly. the palestinians have been claiming if he was poisoned there's clearly only one possible culprit and that would be, of course, israel. that is still to be proven, to be proven whether he was even killed at all, whether he died of natural causes. so here at the shrine behind me in ramallah yasser arafat's shrine today the experts from russia, france, and switzerland join the palestinians in taking specimens of yasser arafat's remains. they're going to study those specimens in their laboratories in their countries. they say it will take three months to get a full result. and then they'll know how
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on the wall? >>> spyfall, real-life bond movie. yasser arafat's body was exhumed. was the palestinian leader po h poisoned by israeli spies? >>> plus this. >> you said walden is in trouble. >> i'm the trouble walden has been in, repeatedly. >> he calls it filth, the half in "two and a half men" begs you not to watch his show. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin with a high stakes meeting just minutes from now. this hour, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations will muster all of her diplomatic skills and tiptoe through a political mine field. susan rice meets with republican senator john mccain. as you know, mccain had vehemently opposed her nomination of secretary of state. now he shows signs of softening. at issue, that deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. was rice playing politics when she said initially that terrorists were not to blame for the killing of four americans? minutes ago, we caught up to senator mccain for these exclusive comments. >> what do you have to learn today from miss rice? >> wh
perspective, what he's written about since and spoken about since, yasser arafat did not come prepared to make a deal, yasser arafat waiting for a sign-off from the various arab leaders, he didn't get that, and he didn't have the courage to lead, and that was the moment. there have been other moments, missed opportunities, even often said, under arafat he never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity, and you also have the failures of the two palestinian factions to come together. so israel can argue, despite their land grabs, which you have stated and which most people in the world would acknowledge that israel can say we didn't have anyone to negotiate with because we has hamas, fatah, two factions that could not come together. >> at the end of the day, this is about land. and as i said, the israelis are the only party that's able to, through their capacity, through their use of force to change the landscape. and so, you know, we could talk about the peace process and different stances over time. the reality is, if the israelis believed in a two-state solution, the outcome of which is a
? >>> the palestinian leader yasser arafat died nearly a decade ago after a sudden and severe illness. now after weeks of preparation, investigators are trying to find out if he was poisoned. here's cnn's fred pleitgen. >> reporter: the mystery around yasser arafat's death is almost like a james bond movie. now, a team of scientists is going to analyze am ssamples of body and looking for polonium. even eight years after yasser arafat's death, the circumstances remain a mystery. was the palestinian leader poisoned? a team of international scientists will try to find clues working behind this blue tarpoline exhuming the body and taking samples or analysis. >> translator: i consider it a painful necessity to reach the truth in the death of president yasser arafat. >> reporter: he died in 2004 after a short and severe illness. doctors were never able to determine the cause of death. even as his body laid to rest, rumors began to serk late yaszer arafat might have been murdered. >> a recent investigation found traces of polonium and used assassination attempts in the past on some of the palestinian leader'
. >>> it is a mystery that has lingered for eight years. was yasser arafat murdered? well, we may soon find out on tuesday? forensic scientists from france, russia, and switzerland will exhume the body of the late palestinian leader. then what they're going to do is take samples and test it for poisoning. arafat will be then reburied that same day in religious and military ceremonies. rumors and speculation have continued ever since arafat died suddenly in 2004 at age 75 that he may have been poisoned. >>> a newspaper editor has quit his job over topless photos of catherine, the duchess of cambridge. meeblg o'kane resigned this weekend. in september the irish paper was one of several european papers that published pictures of the duchess sun bathing topless. the photos ignited a storm of controversy and sparked legal action by the british royal family. >>> if members of congress truly want to reach across the aisle, the place to start might be between each politician's ears. why the brain may be key to bipartisansh bipartisanship. >>> but, first, a question for all you political junkes watching
of the attack. >>> and the body of yasser arafat was exhumed this morning from a mausoleum in the west bank. a team of international scientists will analyze tissue samples to determine if the former palestinian leader was poisoned to death in 2004, with a radioactive substance. the actual cause of arafat's death has never been determined. >>> the egyptian people taking to the streets to mourn the death of a 16-year-old activist, and to voice their opposition to president mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood. this ireport showing protesters as they carried the teenager's casket through tahrir square to a cemetery. morsi declared the court cannot overturn decisions he has made since coming into office in june. one opponent says it can only lead to a dictatorship. morsi insists that he is trying to protect egypt's fragile arab spring, revolution, not accumulate unchecked power. >>> and if you're traveling through the northeast today, well, you might be dealing with a little bit of snow. meteorologist alexandra steele is in for rob marciano today. what are we looking at, alexandra? >> hey,
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is still a long way from full member at the u.n. but scenes from ramaula's yasser arafat square, it's a huge step porward. according to longtime peace negotiator hannan ashrawi, today was all about recognition. >> getting state status is what empowers the palestinians, what defines our territory as occupied, what defines our relationship regionally and with the rest of the world, and what gives us access to international organizations and agencies. >> reporter: the israelis fear that the palestinians will use their new status to take israel to the international criminal court on charges of war crimes in gaza and elsewhere, which is why they and the u.s. fought against it. the reality is that little will change in the short term. the palestinian territory is still a patchwork, defined and controlled by israel. there is no seaport or oternational airport. israel restricts where palestinians may work and travel lnd controls the economy here by controlling access to markets. are you more hopeful now than you have ever been in the past or would that be asking too much? >> that would be a
. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. >>> the latest on what really killed yasser arafat. what is the latest, lisa? >> wolf, the fompler leader's body was exhumed and reburied a short time later. international investigators took examples to test for poison. they're looking for a toxic radioactive element called polonium. they believe israel is behind any poisoning of arafat. the spokesman for benjamin netanyahu tells our own wolf blitzer that they had nothing to do with arafat's death. he died in 2004 after having a brain hemorrge and slip sboog a coma. and the justice department started talks on the fast and furious lawsuit. republicans want to force attorney general eric holder to turn over certain documents tied to the gun trafficking operation. the obama administration has withheld these documents under executive privilege. holder tells cnn "i think there's a deal that can be struck." and we will bring you more on this very important story in the next hour of "the situation room." and the u.s. navy wants to replace the aging fleet of marine one helicopters. reuter rep
interview. >>> exhumed. the body of the late palestinian leader yasser arafat taken out of his grave this morning, eight years after his death. now, authorities are trying to determine if he was poisoned. >>> and don't watch. the teenage star of "two and a half men" calls his own show filth and urges viewers to change the channel. >> please stop watching "two and a half men." i'm on "two and a half men." i don't want to be on it. >>> and who knows. his bosses may just grant that wish today, tuesday, november 27th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. a few years ago buying online was something of a novelty and made a lot of people nervous, including myself. now it's a way of life and huge business. >> that's right. new numbers released overnight show just that. sales up significantly over last year, and that is thanks in large part to consumers using mobile devices. shoppers spent more
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...try kids boxes! megyn: well, former palestinian leader yasser arafat died back in 2004, but now there are new questions about what killed him. his body is being exhumed today so investigators can determine if he was killed using a rare, hard-to-trace radioactive poison. david lee miller live in jerusalem with more. >> reporter: megyn, loan yum. chances are you've never heard of it, but some investors believe it may have been used to poison yasser arafat. a quantity as small as a grain of salt can be deadly. workers at the tomb to block prying eyes and cameras put up a large blue tarp today. privacy was so great that the cell phones were taken away from workers in order to prevent any unauthorized pictures. arafat's wife called for this exhughes after the documentary. arafat became seriously ill back in november of 2004. she was flown to france for treatment, and he died two weeks later. the cause of death was officially listed as a stroke. now scientists from russia, switzerland and france will try to determine if loan yum poisoning was the cause. to loan yum emits deadly radiat
into the death of former palestinian leader yasser arafat. a palestinian official saying his remains will be exhumed on tuesday. swiss, french and russian experts will take samples from his remains as part of the probe into exactly what killed him. arafat died in 2004, a month after he had become ill. palestinian officials have insisted he was poisoned, they say by israel and israel denies the allegation. >>> one u.s. senator calls it political correctness run amock, and we are talking about the result of a government report which show the obama administration's refusal to identify enemies of state as terrorists. the bulk of the problem, accord to the record stems from the justice department, peter doocy with the report from washington. >> reporter: the department of justice has not even identified what topics should be covered in their cowering violent extremism or cve training, despite the fact the report from the government accountability office 210 violent ex islamic extremists are known to have radicalized in north america and 80% began it after 9/11, the face of terror is chang
because tomorrow, they are digging up yasser arafat. within a couple of weeks, he was dead. doctors said the official cause of death was some sort of inexplicable blood condition and a stroke, but most palestinians did not believe that. the sudden illness, that nondiagnosis, a lot of people, arafat's family in particular, thought maybe he had been murdered. that was eight years ago when he died. then this summer, news channel al jazeer, the belongings she handed over included some of the clothes he was wearing at the end of his life. one of those gauzey hospital hats and a toothbrush. they sent them to a lab in switzerland. the scientists conducted specific tests for signs of poisons and eventually, they landed on plutonium. that does not mean he was murdered. it exists in a natural form. it's also possible his clothes were exposed to it after he died, but all this means really is the only way to know for sure that's what killed him is to test his body itself and so, the palestinians are digging him up. they are exhuming his body tomorrow. they've removed the stones from his tomb and con
in cairo. thank you. palestinian authorities today opened the grave of former leader yasser arafat to take samples from his remains. arafat died in 2004. ostensibly from a stroke. but speculation he was poise -- speculation he was poisoned resurfaced this summer after elevated surface of radioactive substance were detected on his clothing. >>> activists in syria say dozen of people were wounded when they bombed an to live press factory. rebel controlled town near the turkish border was also attacked from the air. the facility included refugee camp there. syrian rebels meantime reportedly shot down a government helicopter today. >> bret: north carolina doesn't get the joke. if you did not shop on black friday, alert the media. we'll explain in the grapevin grapevine. >> bret: now fresh pickings from the political grapevine. cnn reports every american went shopping over black friday weekend. really. almost every one of you. the headline on the website reads 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites black friday weekend. "weekly standard" notes the numbers are suspicious taking away th
. >>> today palestinians begin the process of exhuming former president yasser arafat's body. workers have sealed off his tomb to start removing stones, a process that will likely take two weeks. this is part of the investigation into his death. arafat's wife believes he was poisoned, and the swiss institute says they found high levels of radioactive elements on his clothing. the leader died in 2004 after falling seriously ill, but his exact cause of death was never determined. >>> right now rescue crews are gearing up to try again to rescue two snowboarders strappedstrapped stranded on mt. rainier. the two called for help when they got lost in the storm. the two appear to be okay. they have winter gears, smart phones, and have built a snow cave. >>> more problems in italy as heavy rain that plagued venice has now moved west. hundreds were forced to evacuate because of this kind of flooding in tuscany. roads became nearly impassable, and rescue crews had to save at least one person who was stranded. 70% of venice was under water on sunday because of heavy rain. >>> workers in new york city
. >>> today palestinians began the process of exhuming former president yasser arafat's body. they started removing stones from the tomb, a process that will take two weeks. it's part of the investigation into his death. arafat's wife believes he was poisoned. a swiss institute said they found high levels of a radioactive element on his clothing. the leader died in 2004 after falling seriously ill. >>> police in ohio believe a custody dispute led to a murder/suicide involving five people. investigators found a man, his mother, and his three children dead inside a garage yesterday. all five died from carbon monoxide poisoning. police say the three children were living with their grandparents for a while, but their parents were trying to regain custody. >>> the founder of the popular anti-virus software mcafee is the prime suspect of the murder of his neighbor in belize. john mcafee says he's innocent after his neighbor was shot this weekend. a report says mcafee is worried for his safety and fears he will be murdered if he turns himself in. mcafee founded mcafee anti-virus in 1987. >>> the
: in the meantime yasser arafat poisoned. palestinian authorities think so . so why you were sleepping they open up the grave and took samples of his remain under the cover of few sheets. there is persistant speculation in the last eight years that israel poisoned the 75 year old leadership . israel denies the claim. spoonful of medicine washed down by grapefruit juice could kill you . the list is growing from 17 to 43. on it lipitor. the problem chemical in grapefruit that messes up how your body breaks down drugs. it could basically cause a drug overdose. >> record powerball jackpot could get bigger. there is a frenzy of ticket sales since sunday and lottery officials are boosting the jackpot to make the decision today. the drawing, whew. i have time to buy a ticket is ternal night. >> astronaut mark kelley's twin brother will attempt the longest space flight. kelley is set to spend a year on the international space station. the mission to look at how long periods of time in space affect the body. i guess a year will do that. both men spent six monthses in the space station. >> brian: i hope it i
spending his final month with yasser arafat -- >> and how did that turn out? >> which is probably the lesson for president obama and hillary clinton. did they come too late or are they now stuck in it? >> i think they've tried to stay clear of it. i'm sure hillary clinton thought i'm almost out the door and events forced her to get involved and the president more involved. how many times have you been at a news conference when someone says last question and the last question is the one they did not want to get. i feel likes the administration is in that fix right now. >> mark halperin you've been watching this as well for years, there's a rhythm to these things but the middle east has really exploded literally and it's front and center? >> well, look, you can't say that administration has put a high priority on the kind of full-time engagement that secretary clinton's husband engaged in and we've seen during some previous administrations. sometimes in the past we've seen in these crises and administrations have said this is an opportunity. i don't think anybody thinks we're going
. >>> elsewhere in the middle east, yasser arafat's remains have been exhumed today. palestinian officials believe he may have been poisoned by israel. a claim israel denies. he died in paris in 2004, a month after falling suddenly ill at his west bank compound. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> the high financial cost of hurricane sandy is coming into focus. new york has requested $42 billion in aid and new jersey officials estimate they suffered at least $29 billion in losses, bringing the total of $71 billion in the two hardest hit states. sandy was in some ways worse than hurricane katrina, citing the high economic cost and property destruction. meanwhile, a top executive and a trustee for the power company have resigned in the wake of the company's slow response in getting power back to new yorkers on long island. >>> here's a look at some of the other stories topping the news right now. a fast-moving storm system sweeping through the mid-atlantic this morning bringing a wet m
. andrea? >> ayman mohyeldin in cairo. e eight years after yasser arafat's death in a hospital, lingering questions about whether he was poisoned was put to the tett. had his body was exhumed from his mausoleum, tissue samples were taken. martin fletcher is back from ramallah and joins me from tel av aviv. what is the continuing concern here? is this rooted in real suspicion and do the french agree with this now as well? >> well, andrea, certainly rooted in real suspicion but that has been rife among palestinians since arafat died eight years ago. they're convinced he was murdered, not a natural death and where would the finger point but at israel. so israel by the way denies it. why would we kill arafat. we didn't kim him when we were at war with him when we had chances to. why would we when not fighting. the question of the polonium poisoning came from an al jazeera report this year which they did an investigation with technicians in switzerland and found high traces what they called high traces of radioactive polonium-210 on arafat's belongings on hats and a toothbrush his wife suha ke
yasser arafat. no autopsy was down in 2004. earlier this year an investigation by the al jazeera yet work found traces of poison on his clothing feeding speculation was assassinated. martin, is this report the reason we're seeing this process take place now? >> reporter: no t, tamron. his wife was given a medical report, which was never made public, and so there was speculation among palestinians in the west bank ever sign arafat died eight years ago, how did he die? the question became was he poivened? there was a report on al jazeera tv earlier this year that they did with twist technicians. they found traces of radioactive material on arafat's clothes, his hat and toothbrush his wife made available to al jazz ra. the palestinians were prompted by the tv report to really call for an investigation to invite spertss and they sampled his bones from his grave sent to those countries where the technicians there work on finding out how, in fact, he died and solve this mystery which is absorbing palestinians for the last eight years. >> martin, it is interesting the measures that were taken in
to the west bank where the body of yasser arafat was exhumed for a brief time today. forensic investigators took samples from his body to discover if he died of natural causes or as his widow believes, he was poisoned. >> reporter: yeah, erin, the >> reporter: the whole process of course was very emotional for many palestinians. there was a flower laying ceremony after everything was finished. the whole process only took a couple of hours. what the scientists from russia, france and switzerland and also palestinian doctors did was they opened the grave, they took samples. they didn't even have to extract the body to do that. then they resealed it again. those samples are now going to be independently verified and analyzed in labs in russia, switzerland as well as france. what the palsiestinians tell uss results will be available in three months' time. if poison is found in arafat's remains it would probably cause an uproar in the palestinian territory. for a long time they have been saying israel poisoned the palestinian leader. israel is not even willing to comment on that. even if no pois
husband. erin? >> an awful story. thanks to rafael. >>> and now to the west bank where the body of yasser arafat was exhumed for a brief time today. forensic investigators took samples from his body to discover if he died of natural causes or as his widow believes, he was poisoned. >> reporter: yeah, erin, the whole process of the exhumation was very emotional for many palestinians. there was a flower laying ceremony after everything was finished. the whole process only took a couple of hours. the scientists from russia, france, switzerland opened the grave, took samples, didn't have to extract the body to do that, and then they resealed it again. the samples will be independently verified and analyzed in labs, russia, switzerland, and france and palestinians are believing they will get results in three months' time, of course, if p l pulonium is found, it will caused an uproar. they have been saying israel poisoned the palestinian leader. even if no poison is found, it will hardly lay to rest the rumors. >>> our fifth story "outfront," paula broadwell's next chapter. she ended david pet
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that can only lead to dictatorship. >>> the remains of former palestinian leader yasser arafat were exhumed this morning. many believe he was poisoned by israel when he died in 2004. now an international team of scientists will analyze tissue samples to see if they contain any traces of radioactive substance of plutonium. in fact, his cause of death was never determined. >>> many were without power, some for weeks, long island power authority says those figures were only estimates b e based on last year's usage and totals will eventually be adjusted. this as two more lippa leaders are on the way out, vice president of customer service is leaving at the end of the year and a member of the board of trustees has resigned weeks after the ceoo has stepped down. >>> inflight instructions by flight attendants, middle earth may be able to help. >> welcome aboard middle earth flight. before we set out on our journey, i would like to impart the joy of safety. even if you fly with us often. >> felt more like an elf to me, frankly. it's a play on "the hobbitt," 10 million hits on youtube and awesome.
in cairo. >>> the body of yasser arafat will be exhumed on tuesday. forensic experts from france, switzerland and russia will take samples to test for possible poisoning. mr. arafat's body will then be reburied in the west bank. palestinian officials hope the test will clear up questions over whether arafat's death in 2004 was the result of poi zonk by a radioactive substance. >>> let's get back to the middle east now. there is a cease-fire in place. that is good for now. but the violence could easily spark up again without a long-term solution. joining me now, a former palestinian negotiator and adviser for palestinian president mahmoud abbas. now she is at the institute for middle east understanding. good morning to you what. do you see is the most important issue for palestinians? >> good morning. well, i think if we're going to be honest and move forward, then we're going to have to begin to address israel's 45-year military occupation, and in particular, it's ongoing siege and blockade of the gaza strip. that's with respect to gaza. but in terms of the bigger picture, it's n
jarvis thank you. >>> experts from switzerland, france and russia all took samples from yasser arafat's remains when his grave was opened this morning. they are trying to determine if he was poisoned eight years ago, possibly with a radioactive element detected on his clothing. arafat was then reburied with military honors in a private ceremony. israel denies long-standing charges of poisoning arafat, who died in 1994. results are not expected for months. >>> washington post says the government will not let a new mexico peanut butter plant reopen. salmonella was found in several parts of that plant earlier this year, blamed for making 41 people sick around the country. the plant was going to reopen today before the fda announcement. >>> britain's "telegraph" reports on newly released video in norway. setting off a bomb at a government building in oslo then went to a youth camp and gunned down dozens of young people. in all 77 people were killed. he is currently serving a 21-year prison sentence. >>> "l.a. times" says two men have been chosen to spend four ye
in that it is made up entirely of noneuropeans including one american. the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed to determine if he was poisoned when he died back in 2004. the detection of radioactive substances found on his clothes is reopening the investigation. and former championship boxer hector matcho commachoo died this morning at a hospital in puerto rico, unconscious since being shot in the face on thursday and the boxer's mother making the decision to take him off life support. >> the time is running out for the president and congress to avoid falling off that so-called fiscal cliff which would mean mandatory spending cuts, tax hikes for nearly all americans come january 1. president obama wants to raise tax rates on the top 2 or 3% income earners by letting the bush tax cuts expire for those making more than $250,000 a year, and take a look at this. the post election rasmussen poll find that americans are roughly split on that idea. 43% favor. 41 oppose it, 15 not sure. joining us now christine with the spokesperson for former vermont governor howard dean and al
. >>> work has started to exhume the body of yasser arafat. circumstances surrounding his 2004 death after radioactive levels were found on some of his belongings. rumors of poisoning have long circulated around the former plo leader's death. >>> back at home new york's governor estimates sandy's loss to the state to be around $30 billion. a $500 million emergency spending plan was announced for schools and hospitals while thousands still struggle without power. >>> now to that shocking new development in the sex scandal that toppled one of the most respected men in washington. the david petraeus affair has now ensnared another top general, john allen. he is the commander of all international troops in afghanistan. today, the fbi is sifting through a mountain of e-mails and messages he traded with a woman named jill kelley, a mind boggling 20,000 to 30,000 pages and agents are searching for anything inappropriate. here is the common link. kelley is the woman who received harassing e-mails supposedly from petraeus' jealous mistress, paula broadwell. petraeus admits to the affair with broadw
palestinian leader yasser arafat exhumed today. and reburied quickly after that. forensic scientists getting evidence to see exactly how he died. david lee miller in jerusalem. why is this happening anyway? >> reporter: the remains were disinterred to find out whether or not he was poisoned. in his tomb in the presidential compound they removed his body this morning briefly to remove portions of his body that can be examined. a blue tarp was erected for the purposes of privacy. arafat's wife, suha, requested the exhumation and the investigation after a tv documentary found evidence that he might, that he might i emphasize, have been poisoned. experts on the tv show say they found trace elements of a chemical element on his clothing. you might recall arafat died in 2004. he was last seen live in ramallah boarding a helicopter to begin a journey to military hospital in france where he died two weeks later. the official cause of death is listed as a stroke. many palestinians believe he was poisoned by israel. that something israel denies. the bottom line here in life he was controversial and in
. >>> tissue samples from yasser arafat's body are in the hands of forensic experts. his grave was opened today in ramallah. samples were taken from his remains. the exact cause of the former palestinian leader's death has long been a mystery. now testing will be done to find out if arafat was in fact poisons. >> the indications we have or the convictions we have that israel have done this assassination but yet we still need evidence. >> israel meantime denied those allegations. >>> a fiery scene in downtown sydney, australia, today. look at this with me and you'll see a cab, look at this, of a construction crane engulfed in flames, black smoke. it gets worse. because this is the moment when the crane, this arm here collapses, falls into a building, barely misses the busy street below. here's where the story gets a little bit more intriguing. the operator of the crane was also the manager of the crane that collapsed in new york during superstorm sandy. >>> drugs, gangs, murder. one expert says that is exactly what many americans think of mexico and the country's newest leader here, the presiden
. take a look at the crowd that's gathered there. this is yasser arafat square in ramallah. ♪ their president mahmoud abbas live. the vote is scheduled to be happening two and a half hours from now. this is something that israel and the u.s. have spent months lobbying against. i want to bring in jim clancy to put this in perspective here from cnn international. jim, first of all, what does this mean in very plain terms, for the palestinians if they get this upgraded status at the u.n., the significance? >> somebody calls them a state. they are allowed to join international organizations. they're even allowed to join the international criminal court. now, this is what worries israel and the united states because in doing so, they could file complaints with the court about the occupation, how palestinians are being treated. right now they have no such recourse. this is what could trigger a backlash by the u.s. and israel, who are downplaying it now saying that it's really meaningless, it doesn't have much meaning, and in a sense they're right, but for the palestinians, as c
of -- the leadership of the late president yasser arafat at this courageous decision define the requirements for historic reconciliation that turned the page on war and occupation. this was not an easy method. yes, we had the courage and responsibility to make the right decisions, to protect the higher interests of our people. it was the decision which, in the same year, awas welcomed and supported by this high body that is meeting today. ladies and gentlemen, we have heard and you, too, have heard specifically over the past month the incessant flood of israeli threats in response to a peaceful, political and diplomatic endeavor for palestine to acquire non-member observer state in the united nations? you have surely witnessed some of these threats have been carried out in a barbaric and her thick manner just days ago in the gaza strip. showe have not heard one word fm one israeli official expressing concern. our people continue to witness an unprecedented military response, the blockade, and ethnic cleansing, particularly in occupied east jerusalem. attacks by settlers, by which this israel
leader yasser arafat has been exhumed. >> investigators missed a search on her computer in her home. >> this $2 ticket is what everyone is after. >> there's a couple in dearborn, missouri, with an awful lot to think of this morning. >> do i want my porsche in black or yellow? >> this is what christmas is all about, giving. >> giving. >> but it's great when you can turn around and make other people's christmas. >> the photo all over twitter and has everybody talking. >> there's my nose and his, same size. >> what happened? >> a little larn jities. >> oh, my goodness. >> i don't think it's at all -- >> contagious. >> good. >> can we put the purrel in an oven first because it's a little chilly. >> we have scarlett johnasson here. >> that's your latest weather report and here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> bravo. >> run like the wind, jenna. >> the pockets are here. >> you're kind of from the south. >> no, i was born in new york city. >> love you so much. do you need a babysitter? say good-bye to them. >> you're about to make me get out of this chair. >> all right. got
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